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Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
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SW 66609 17880



SW 61 NE 5/89


Harbour Walls of Mullion Cove


Pair of harbour breakwaters. The North breakwater built in 1890-2 and the South breakwater 1895-7. Some parts probably earlier. Stone rubble south breakwater. North breakwater of snecked serpentine rubble with granite dressings and with granite setts to top surface. The two breakwaters project from cliffs and change direction at obtuse angles to enclose a small harbour that dries out at low tide. On the inside of the north breakwater are integral stone steps and over the outer seaward side a shelter wall, probably later, with a raised walkway on its inner side. The south breakwater is linked to a causeway at its landward end by two later bridges supported on steel joists. Railings are modern.

Mullion Cove was especially important for pilchard fishing, later superseded in the C19 by crab and lobster fishing. The harbour has remained largely unaltered.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 26 June 2017.


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 12 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/04426/07
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